Looking for any Kind of Double Yolk Eggs, Also Interested in Other Eggs of Interesting Species/Breed

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by Erka97, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Erka97

    Erka97 Chirping

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    Hello.
    I am currently setting up an experiment on the survivability of double yolked eggs, as I am a biology student. Therefore, I am in need of as many double yolked eggs as I can find of any species. I have a lot of experience assisting hatches, and I'd like to have some twins. Chickens and ducks would fit in best with my current animals, but I've had success integrating every other creature I've owned as well.
    I'll pay for them, but hopefully less than normal since they're not usually used for hatching and are pretty unlikely to actually hatch out.
    I'd also like to hear about hatching eggs for any interesting kind of chicken, duck, turkey, or whatever other bird people might have. I'm a bit addicted to hatching strange things.. My current strangest is an emu; hatched last May, already bigger than me when he wants to be!
    [This also posted on the chicken egg buy/sell page, as I saw that before I saw this.]
     
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Where are you? Someone in Australia can't help you much if you are in Canada. Putting location in your title might help attract people that can help, modifying your profile to include that will always have that information available, or at least put it in the body of your message.

    If you can find your Country or State thread in the "Where am I? Where are you!" section of this forum you can perhaps chat with your neighbors and see if anyone local can help you. That could be better than shipped eggs.
     
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  3. Erka97

    Erka97 Chirping

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    I am in the Northeastern US but I have had good success with shipped eggs whenever I've gotten them. I doubt any from Australia would be okay, though. I'd hope for continental US somewhere.
     
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  4. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡I'm not crazy, I'm just special♡

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    @MarlyMonster just did a double yolk experiment with muscovy eggs. She might know where you can get some.
     
  5. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    Your best bet is to contact local hatcheries in your area! That’s how I got mine :)

    I found someone with Muscovies nearby and another with quails two hours away. There’s bound to be someone close to you, it’s just a matter of convincing them to help haha.

    Be prepared for heartbreak, people told me the same and it still really got to be when they didn’t hatch :(
     
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  6. cassifaith

    cassifaith In the Brooder

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    I currently get alot of double yolk eggs.... And I have 2 eggs with double embryos on day 13. Im needing some assistance coming up next week.
     
  7. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡I'm not crazy, I'm just special♡

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    If you post in hatching and incubating forum there will be lots of people to help!
     
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  8. SueT

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    Welcome to BYC! If you start a new thread, under the forum: Incubating and hatching, you'll get help! Let us know in this thread, ok?
     
  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Will you be studying the effects of double yolkers and over sized eggs regarding the higher incidences of vent prolapse?
     
  10. cassifaith

    cassifaith In the Brooder

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    I just posted under incubating.... and included a video of my candling day 11... of one of the suspected twin eggs
     
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